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BOLIVIA: ATACAMA DESERT, ACTIVE VOLCANOES, COLORED LAKES AND FLAMINGOS, 2022

We did a lot in 2022 after all the lockdowns and pandemic protocols were eased. It felt so good to get back to travelling again. Being based in Barbados, we were able to visit six Caribbean Island countries, see my earlier post, Cruising the Caribbean (Barbados to Barbados) April, 2022 (St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Dominica, Grenada, …

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THE 11 PARISH CHURCHES OF BARBADOS.

This 166 square mile island of Barbados with a population of around 280,000 people has over three hundred churches catering to about a hundred different denominations. English settlers arrived in 1625 and brought with them their Christian religion, mainly Anglicanism. They eventually established churches in all eleven parishes on the island. There was a small …

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8 HIDDEN GEMS IN BARBADOS, 2023

(1) Giant Baobab tree in Queen's Park, Bridgetown. Queen's park is an oasis that's located in the center of the bustling capital Bridgetown. The main building dates back to 1783 and was the official residence of the Commanding officer of the British troops in the West Indies. It's now a performing arts theatre. Many events …

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HASTINGS BOARDWALK, TEMPORARY ART GALLERY, BARBADOS, 2022.

This section of the boardwalk on Barbados' southwest coast is the site of a soon to be constructed hotel. To beautify the area, local artists were encouraged to display some of their works. No nicer way to cap off a Sunday afternoon boardwalk stroll than with a beautiful Caribbean sunset.

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BOLIVIA, UYUNI SALT FLATS, 2022.

The next phase of our trip through South America would take us to the Bolivian Salt Flats, then on to Chile and the Atacama Desert which we'll recap in a subsequent post. A three-and-a-half-hour drive took us from the dusty mining town of Potosi to Uyuni. This town is the starting point for a lot …

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PALCOYO, THE ALTERNATIVE TO VINICUNCA (RAINBOW MOUNTAIN) IN PERU, 2022.

On our recent trip to Peru on an organized tour with GAdventures, a hike of Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) was offered as an optional activity. At a height of 5200 meters asl, we were worried about the acclimatization factor since we wouldn't have that many days in Cusco which sits at about 4000 meters asl. After …

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CHILE: VALPARAISO, OLD TOWN, COLORFUL HOUSES AND STREET ART, 2022.

We'd been travelling through South America, (Peru, Bolivia and Chile) for about three weeks and our final stop was Santiago. When we arrived, it was rainy, damp and colder than expected so we ended up not doing much that day. Our flight the following day wasn't until midnight, so we had a full free day. …

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PERU: LIMA, THE BEGINNING OF OUR THREE WEEKS IN SOUTH AMERICA, 2022.

Our plan to spend three weeks in South America and explore three countries (Peru, Bolivia and Chile) has finally come together. MirafloresHotel Santa Cruz After a smooth flight from Miami, we had an even easier time clearing customs and immigration. In the days prior, we were checking all we could find about Peru's ever changing …

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BARBADOS’ WELCHMAN HALL GULLY, 2022.

Finally got a chance to explore Welchman Hall Gully which is located in the centre of the island in St Thomas. Being one of the island's oldest attractions, this natural wonder was formed when the roof a massive cave collapsed. The result is a gully that's filled with various species of trees, bamboo, ferns and …

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BARBADOS: MURALS AROUNT THE ISLAND, 2022.

As you drive around this island, you stumble across some interesting attractions in some out of the way places. Here's a sampling of some of the murals we've found so far. Tiled mosaic along the Richard Haynes boardwalk in Hastings, Christ Church Parish. This area runs along the Southwest coast and is home to shopping …

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CARIBBEAN CRUISING: 6 ISLANDS (BARBADOS TO BARBADOS) 2022

I have to admit, I've never thought much about cruising, always been more of a "feet planted firmly on the ground" kind of person. Having done trips to Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu and Everest Base Camp, trekking is more my style, I am however always open to engaging in new experiences. Since the beginning of the …

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